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Milk Specialties Global, an industry-leading dairy protein manufacturer based out of Eden Prairie, MN, has a new expansion underway at their Fond du Lac, WI facility. By the end of the 2018, the company will have an expanded production line used solely for Sweet Whey Powder (SWP).

This expansion comes after an increase in demand for SWP, a dried whey derived from the manufacturing process of cheese (such as cheddar and swiss) that has been pasteurized and has no added preservatives. SWP is a good source of protein, lactose and milk minerals making it a useful ingredient in bakery, confectionary, snacks, and other food applications. Also, SWP adds to the nutritive value of any product and improves texture and color.

The scope of the company’s project is to expand and add to the existing equipment in Fond du Lac, WI by producing an additional 22 million lbs of product per year. That is a 40% increase from past SWP production. This expansion will support Milk Specialties’ growing Calf Milk Replacer business as well as its growing U.S. and internationally-based customers in the food and feed nutrition markets.

"We knew the opportunity to process more sweet whey powder would greatly benefit our suppliers and customers by allowing us to better support their business growth," stated Tom Benson, Milk Specialties Global Executive Vice President.

With an ever-growing supply of milk in the U.S., Milk Specialties is doing what it can to help manufacture more high-quality dairy ingredients that support the growth of farmers and cheese makers throughout the Midwest.

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Milk Specialties Global is an industry-leading manufacturer of dairy ingredients. The company is divided into three divisions - Human Nutrition, Animal Nutrition, and Contract Manufacturing. Animal Nutrition is recognized for innovative and science-based products that offer proven benefits to the growing dairy industry; Energy Booster™ is Milk Specialties’ flagship brand and is a top-selling product on the market to improve dairy cow productivity. Human Nutrition is the world's largest producer of whey protein isolate and focuses on the manufacturing of whey and milk protein ingredients, which covers casein proteins, hydrolysates, and other functional protein ingredients.